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Trends in Mental Health and Substance Use Among Ontario Adults 11:00 am
Trends in Mental Health and Substance Use Among Ontario Adults @ Online
Aug 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The CAMH Monitor is the longest ongoing adult substance use and mental health survey in Canada. The survey describes trends in substance use, mental health, physical health, and other risk behaviors among adults across Ontario. This webinar will introduce the latest CAMH Monitor results (2015). The 2015 CAMH Monitor e-report is available here. Target audience: Public health and health promotion professionals, policy makers, educators and education administrators, and individuals working with people of mental health and substance use experiences in community settings. This webinar is hosted by CAMH.
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Caring for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder in Hospital 12:00 pm
Caring for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder in Hospital @ Various
Aug 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
August Education Session: Caring for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder in Hospital Presented by Jenn Brasch, MD, FRCPC Topics covered in this session: The challenge of a med/surg pt with opioid addiction Recognize symptoms of addiction, intoxication & withdrawal Info about methadone, buprenorphine & meds for withdrawal Accessing addiction care and opioid replacement therapy in hospital and community You will receive a Certificate of Attendance for each Education Session that you attend. Dates: West 5th Campus – Tuesday, August 15th, 2-3p.m., Upper Auditorium West 5th Campus – Wednesday, August 16th, 12-1p.m., Upper Auditorium Charlton Campus – Tuesday, August 15th, 12-1p.m., Campbell Auditorium Charlton Campus – Wednesday, August 16th, 2-3p.m., Campbell Auditorium These education sessions are hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Strategy.
Opiates and Opiate Replacement Therapy: Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Education Session 2:00 pm
Opiates and Opiate Replacement Therapy: Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Education Session @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
Aug 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join the Capacity Building Team for an education session devoted to opiates and opiate replacement therapy. These four sessions will be presented by Dr. Jenn Brasch of the Concurrent Disorders Outpatient Program. Please note the locations of each session: West 5th Campus – 100 West 5th Street, Hamilton, ON L9C 0E3 Tuesday August 15 2 – 3 p.m. (Upper Auditorium) Wednesday August 16 12 – 1 p.m. (Upper Auditorium) *Pizza provided Charlton Campus – 50 Charlton Avenue East, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 4A6 Tuesday August 15 12 – 1 p.m. (Campbell Auditorium) *Pizza provided Wednesday August 16 2 – 3 p.m. (Campbell Auditorium) These sessions are hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Strategy.
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South Niagara Executive Director’s Forum 8:30 am
South Niagara Executive Director’s Forum @ Amici's Banquet and Conference Centre
Aug 16 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
AUGUST SESSION TOPIC: Maximizing Your Engagement with Student Volunteers This event is for EDs (or their designates) to learn about new and different opportunities to leverage Niagara College and Brock students through Paid and Unpaid Placements or Projects related to their studies. Participants will learn about best practices for Maximizing Student Engagement and network with Brock and Niagara College staff who facilitate engagement opportunities. This session is hosted by the United Way South Niagara.
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Opioids Across the Lifespan: Older Adults 11:00 am
Opioids Across the Lifespan: Older Adults @ Online
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Opioids are commonly prescribed pharmacological intervention used to treat physical pain, and Canada is now the second highest consumer of opioids in the world. While opioids may address physical and/or indirectly psychological pain for some people, they can also be dangerous (even when taken as prescribed), and can lead to problematic opioid use, overuse, dependence, overdose, or death. The objectives of this three-part series are to: Understand the risks and harms of opioid use for different populations. Understand treatment options for working with different populations. Explore case-based examples that illustrate the unique considerations of working with different populations. This webinar is hosted by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO).
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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Sep
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Women’s Entrepreneurship Development Training Program @ Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre
Sep 5 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Dreaming of starting your own business? This 8-week training program could make it a reality!

Is owning a business right for you? What business should you choose? How does owning a business work in Canada?

Mentorship and micro loan opportunities are available. For more information or to register, contact Lori at 905-732-5337 or lwebster@wellandheritagecouncil.com.

This training program is hosted by Welland Heritage Council & Multicultural Centre.

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Fort Erie: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Lighthouse
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am

Shared Learning Local Hub sessions are being held in 5 areas across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to:

  • Connect for shared learning;
  • Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and
  • Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits.

To be part of this session, contact Mary Anne Feagan at maryanne.feagan@bridgeschc.ca.

Sep
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4-Week Family Coping Skills Groups @ Niagara Falls
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Understanding the symptoms of mental illness
  • Developing a healthcare plan
  • Useful community resources
  • Setting limits
  • Problem solving as a family unit
  • Improving two-way communications
  • Effective ways to advocate for your relative
  • Non-violent crisis intervention training
  • Psychiatric medications
  • Self-care for the caregiver

Guest speakers supplement the facilitators. Facilitators are mental health professionals as well as family members.

Location is provided upon registration.

These sessions are hosted by the Family Mental Health Support Network of Niagara.

Sep
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New and Evolving Elements of Research on Dementia @ Online
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

There has been a systematic effort over the past few years to get a more accurate and early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common cause of late-onset dementia. International guidelines for research diagnostic criteria are now leading to national guidelines for use of biomarkers, such as brain imaging using positron-emission tomography (PET). New ligands (radioactive makers of different brain changes) are being systematically studied across the range of AD (from no symptoms to mild complaints, then measurable memory decline, and then dementia), in order to see if there is a special timing of the disease where drugs acting on amyloid buildup, tau hyperphosphorylation, or neuroinflammation will be more useful.

Multiple clinical trials are running in Canada across the range of AD, in order to improve symptoms and/or modify disease progression. Updates on such studies are available on the Alz Soc of Canada web-site.

Other causes of dementia are also being studied, in particular fronto-temporal dementia. Special teams of investigators are studying the natural history of this condition (the GENFI study).

This webinar is hosted by brainXchange.

12-Week Family Coping Skills Groups @ St. Catharines
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Understanding the symptoms of mental illness
  • Developing a healthcare plan
  • Useful community resources
  • Setting limits
  • Problem solving as a family unit
  • Improving two-way communications
  • Effective ways to advocate for your relative
  • Non-violent crisis intervention training
  • Psychiatric medications
  • Self-care for the caregiver

Guest speakers supplement the facilitators. Facilitators are mental health professionals as well as family members.

Location is provided upon registration.

These sessions are hosted by the Family Mental Health Support Network of Niagara.

Sep
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Designing Public Spaces to Support Vibrant Communities: Owen Sound @ Harrison Park Community Centre
Sep 15 @ 12:15 pm – 4:00 pm

Keynote addresses provided by:

  • Paul Young, OALA, Consultant; HC Link, and
  • Pierre Chauvin, Partner, MHBC Planning

Local Presentations:

  • Planning for Wellness: How Gardens Facilitate Healing by Thomas Dean
  • CMHA’s Owen Sound Food Forest by Teresa Pearson
  • Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores: Creating Healthy Communities by Kerry Jarvis
  • Harrison Park, City of Owen Sound, Walking Tour by Adam Parsons

Workshop Objectives:

  • To highlight the importance of public spaces in healthy community design
  • To support OPPI’s Call to Action – Planning for the Public Realm
  • To hear about successful design strategies from local communities
  • To identify both the health and economic benefits of well designed public spaces
  • To facilitate a discussion how public spaces can meet the needs of our population

This workshop is hosted by the Ontario Professional Planners Institute.

Sep
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Non-Profit Leadership Certificate Program @ Brock University
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Tailored to fit a leadership development gap in the non-profit sector, this program provides you with the tools and information you need to successfully lead teams and organizations.

Content for this specialized certificate program is the result of polling over 600 non-profit organizations on their professional development needs.

Seminar topics include:

  • Change management
  • Coaching for performance
  • Succession planning for organizational leaders
  • The role of influence as a core leadership skill in achieving consensus
  • Human resources management for non-HR managers
  • Converting strategic thinking to actionable outcomes
  • Finance for non-financial managers
  • How to develop and use “Key Performance Indicators” (KPIs) to manage your organization’s success

Program cost is $2,994 + HST per participant. The cost to your organization could be as low as $499 per participant with the Canada-Ontario Jobs Grant.

This program is hosted by the Brock University Goodman School of Business.

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